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Article: The Burden of Proof In Criminal Justice

TitleThe Burden of Proof In Criminal Justice
Authors
KeywordsCriminal procedure
Burden of proof
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt
Singapore
Issue Date1992
PublisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htm
Citation
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 1992, v. 4, p. 267 How to Cite?
AbstractWhatever is thought to be the purposes of criminal punishment, one fundamental principle seems to have evolved in the jurisprudence of the common law legal tradition; that, before an accused person can be convicted of a crime, his guilt must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. One may be tempted to conclude that the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt is alive and well and little more need be said of it. Unfortunately, this is not so and the principle has been severely eroded and is in danger of being crippled beyond recognition. The makers and interpreters of our law seem bent on the creation of exceptions to the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt for a host of insubstantial and unsubstantiated reasons.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198494
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dc.contributor.authorHor, MYMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T07:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-07T07:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationSingapore Academy of Law Journal, 1992, v. 4, p. 267en_US
dc.identifier.issn0218-2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198494-
dc.description.abstractWhatever is thought to be the purposes of criminal punishment, one fundamental principle seems to have evolved in the jurisprudence of the common law legal tradition; that, before an accused person can be convicted of a crime, his guilt must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. One may be tempted to conclude that the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt is alive and well and little more need be said of it. Unfortunately, this is not so and the principle has been severely eroded and is in danger of being crippled beyond recognition. The makers and interpreters of our law seem bent on the creation of exceptions to the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt for a host of insubstantial and unsubstantiated reasons.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSingapore Academy of Law Journalen_US
dc.subjectCriminal procedureen_US
dc.subjectBurden of proofen_US
dc.subjectProof beyond a reasonable doubten_US
dc.subjectSingaporeen_US
dc.titleThe Burden of Proof In Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHor, MYM: mhor@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.volume4en_US
dc.identifier.spage267en_US
dc.identifier.epage267en_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US
dc.identifier.ssrn649503-

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